Former Oklahoma County judge's indignation is laughable

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: March 6, 2012
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The resignation should have been accompanied by an apology to the people of Oklahoma County for violating the public trust. And to District Attorney David Prater. Last summer, after prosecutors added five felony counts to the original list of 30 counts, her attorney said Bass-LeSure was the target of “a political witch hunt” and that his client “has committed absolutely no crime.” Oops.

“I'm not a criminal,” Bass-LeSure told reporters after entering her plea. But of course she's a criminal. She admitted as much. Staying out of trouble for three years will result in her record being wiped clean, but it won't change what transpired in court.

What transpired afterward was an example of the kind of hubris that got her in trouble in the first place.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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